The Dakota Promise Program is Pikes Peak State College’s promise of full on-campus tuition, fees, books, and academic support for qualifying graduates from Harrison School District 2, Atlas Prep High School, and James Irwin Charter High School.
These costs are covered through a combination of federal grants, state grants, and college scholarships that students will not have to pay back.
On-campus tuition, fees and books.
Students meet with their coach at least three times per semester
Students must enroll at PPSC within 16 months of graduating high school (either the fall or spring semester after graduating high school).
This depends on your financial aid award.
The Dakota Promise Program guarantees that the cost of tuition and fees for classes offered at the on-campus tuition rate will be covered. Some students may have enough federal and state grants to cover the cost of the more expensive online tuition rates.
If your financial aid package includes scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books, then those scholarships are only applied to the on-campus cost of tuition. If you enroll in only classes billed at the on-campus tuition rate, then you are guaranteed that PPSC will cover the full cost of tuition, fees, and books.
If you choose to enroll in any online courses, PPSC will guarantee covering tuition, fees, and books up to the on-campus tuition for that number of credits. If your financial aid package includes some or all Dakota Promise scholarship funding, then you will be responsible for the cost difference between on-campus and online tuition.
Yes, you have two full semesters after graduating high school to enroll at PPSC and be a part of the Dakota Promise Program. For example, if you graduate high school in May 2021 then you can start at PPSC and be in the Dakota Promise Program if you enroll for either the Fall 2021 semester (August 2021 start) or the Spring 2022 semester (January 2022 start).
Timeline for students enrolling in the spring semester: